A leader in Asia & Hong Kong Top university Rankings|HKUST

Leading in Asia Top university Rankings, the Hong Kong university of Science and Technology receives a long list of international recognitions that testify our efforts dedicated to teaching and research.

Hong Kong university Ranking among Schools in QS Asia Top university Ranking

Hong Kong university ranking has fluctuated slightly as the institutions in other countries are being increasing competitive, propelling their counterparts in Hong Kong to work hard and secure their positions. Despite the changing result, Hong Kong university ranking is still an important indicator for those choosing higher education programmes. Hong Kong’s universities are omnipresent in Asia top university rankings such as the QS Asia Top university Rankings.

What is QS Asia Top university Ranking?

The QS World university Rankings is an annual ranking of universities published by Quacquarelli Symonds, a private company in the United Kingdom. The QS Asia Top university Rankings offer a full picture of Asian university's performance. Being an internationally recognised ranking list, the QS Asia Top university Rankings are referred by many institutions, organisations, employers and bodies worldwide.

How is the Asia Top university Ranking Determined?

The QS Asia Top university Rankings, like the other rankings provided by the same company, are determined with a number of judging criteria. Six metrics are taken in consideration when determining the QS Asia Top university Rankings, namely Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio. The methodology of the ranking is remarkably consistent, using the above six indicators to effectively reflect university performance with unnecessary volatility minimised.

How is Hong Kong university Ranking among Schools in Asia Top university Ranking?

In the latest QS Asia Top university Rankings published in 2022, the Hong Kong university ranking has shown flying colours. Hong Kong university ranking has long been a focus of the city in order to know how the metropolitan has performed in terms of education when compared with the world. In the recent Hong Kong university ranking, 3 of Hong Kong’s universities are ranked in the top 50 among the world’s 1,300 universities on the list: the Hong Kong university of Science and Technology(34th), the university of Hong Kong(22nd), and the Chinese university of Hong Kong(39th). Such impactful result of the Hong Kong university ranking has given credit to the university management, staff members, students and supporters.

HKUST: the Young Hong Kong university Ranking High Internationally

The Hong Kong university of Science and Technology (HKUST) was established in 1991 by a group of leaders propelled by the vision of nurturing international talents to support the city’s future growth. With much of its effort placed on technological advancement and research to address the pressing issues faced by society and the world, HKUST has become an internationally renowned research university with world-class standards in science, engineering, business management, humanities and social sciences.

Despite its young age, the university has major achievements in research outcomes and international recognition. The impact is particularly obvious in its rankings among the world’s institutions. The Hong Kong university of Science and Technology (HKUST) is ranked as the world’s second-best young university in QS Top 50 Under 50, 2022, being right after the Nanyang Technological university of Singapore. It is also ranked 23rd in Global university Employability Ranking 2021 (No.2 in Greater China, No.1 in Hong Kong) in Emerging/Trendence, published by Times Higher Education.

Rankings of HKUST on Various Subjects

The Hong Kong university of Science and Technology (HKUST) shines in various subjects among Hong Kong university ranking, mainly in science and engineering. In the science section, the university continues to be on the top of the list in Hong Kong, being the first in Materials Sciences, Computer Science & Information Systems, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics & Astronomy, and Natural Sciences.

The School of Science at HKUST is committed to developing cutting-edge scientific research projects, striving to achieve breakthrough research results and establish the latest scientific research models. In terms of teaching, the comprehensive and high-quality curriculum places particular emphasis on developing students' perseverance, curiosity and creativity.

In terms of engineering, the university has ranked top in Hong Kong in Civil & Structural Engineering, Engineering & Technology, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering and Chemical Engineering.

The School of Engineering (SENG) of HKUST is regarded as one of the best schools of engineering in the world with high global rankings. Projects at SENG related to IT and computing are also recognized by significant professional bodies in Asia-Pacific and other continents.

In addition, the university is committed to equipping students and the general public with the knowledge and skills it has acquired to discover innovative solutions to global crises and promote sustainable development in the digital age.

About the Hong Kong university of Science and Technology (HKUST)

The Hong Kong university of Science and Technology (HKUST) was established in 1991 by a group of leaders propelled by the vision of nurturing international talents to support the city’s future growth. The university is now home to over 14,000 students from more than 80 countries over five continents. With its endeavour in scientific research, its faculty has won many faculty awards including the 2019 IEEE Robotics and Automation Technical Field Award, and Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology) from the Ministry of Education, AUA Scholars Award of Asian Universities Alliance and many more. The university has also reaped five State Science and Technology Awards in 2011, the largest share among local tertiary institutions. The awards are among the most prestigious awards in science and technology conferred by the State Council of the People's Republic of China. On the other hand, to further develop a closely-knitted hub of advancement, the university has also joined forces with other major cities(Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Foshan) in the Greater Bay Area. This is a bold move to push the boundaries of the area’s potential for innovation and technological success. The university’s three Mainland platforms in the area also serve as a vital force to advance innovation and knowledge transfer activities.

For details on the latest development and academic programmes offered by the Hong Kong university of Science and Technology (HKUST), please visit the university’s website: https://hkust.edu.hk/

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Our latest international recognition testifies our efforts dedicated to teaching and research
2nd
World’s Top 50 Young Universities Under 50 2021 in QS World University Rankings
23rd
Global University Employability Ranking 2021 (No.2 in Greater China, No.1 in Hong Kong) in Emerging/Trendence, published by Times Higher Education
40th
World’s Top 1500 Universities 2023 (No. 3 in Hong Kong) in QS World University Rankings
Science
28
World’s Top 400 Universities in Materials Sciences (No.1 in Hong Kong)

In QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022

29
World's Top 600 Universities in Computer Science & Information Systems (No.2 in Hong Kong)

In QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022

30
World’s Top 600 Universities in Chemistry (No.1 in Hong Kong, No.3 in Greater China)

In QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022

37
World’s Top 500 Universities in Mathematics (No. 1 in Hong Kong, No.3 in Greater China)

In QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022

50
World’s Top 600 Universities in Physics & Astronomy (No. 1 in Hong Kong, No.3 in Greater China)

In QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022

54
World’s Top 500 Universities in Natural Sciences (No. 1 in Hong Kong, No.3 in Greater China)

In QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022

ENGINEERING
20
World’s Top 200 Universities in Civil & Structural Engineering (No.3 in Greater China; No.2 in Hong Kong)

In QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022

24
World’s Top 500 Universities in Engineering & Technology (No.2 in Greater China; No.1 in Hong Kong)

In QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022

28
World’s Top 500 Universities in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (No.2 in Greater China; No.1 in Hong Kong)

In QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022

26
World’s Top 891 Universities in Computer Science (No.3 in Greater China; No.1 in Hong Kong)

In Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2022

28
World’s Top 1188 Universities in Engineering (No.3 in Greater China; No.1 in Hong Kong)

In Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2022

40
World’s Top 500 Universities in Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering (No.1 in Hong Kong)

In QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022

40
World’s Top 400 Universities in Chemical Engineering (No.1 in Hong Kong, No.3 in Greater China)

In QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022

BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT
2
Global EMBA Ranking (for the School's Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA Program) (10 times No.1 in the world – 2007, 2009-2013, 2016-2018, 2020)

In Financial Times Executive MBA (EMBA) Rankings 2021

3
Global EMBA Rankings: Joint Programs (for the School's Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA Program)

ln QS Joint Executive MBA (EMBA) Rankings 2021

24
World's Top 500 Universities in Business & Management Studies (No. 3 in Asia, No. 1 in Hong Kong)

In QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022

25
World's Top 300 Universities in Accounting & Finance (No.3 in Asia, No. 1 in Hong Kong)

In QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022

36
Global MBA Ranking (for the School's Full-Time MBA Program)

In Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2022

41
Best Business Schools in the World for 2022 (No. 2 in Asia)

In the CEOWORLD magazine (US-based)

27
World's Top 500 Universities in Economics and Econometrics (No.1 in Hong Kong, No.2 in Greater China)

In QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022

33
World's Top 700 Universities in Business & Economics

In Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2022

29
Top 100 Business School Research Rankings 2022 (Year range: 2017-2021) (No.1 in Asia)

In University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) Top 100 Business School Research Rankings 2022

50
World's Top 200 Universities in Statistics & Operational Research (No. 4 in Greater China; No. 2 in Hong Kong)

In QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022

Humanities and Social Science
33
World’s Top 500 Universities in Social Sciences & Management (No. 3 in Greater China; No.2 in Hong Kong)

In QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022

101-125
World’s Top 800 Universities in Social Sciences

In Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2022